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The name Wiseman comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a wise or learned person. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English words wis, meaning wise or knowledgable, and man, meaning man.

Wiseman Early Origins



The surname Wiseman was first found in Essex where they held a family seat, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Wiseman Spelling Variations


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Wiseman Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Wiseman has undergone many spelling variations, including Wiseman, Wyseman, Wysman, Wisman and others.

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Wiseman Early History


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Wiseman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiseman research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1232, 1296, 1305, 1513, 1629, 1688, 1677, 1685, 1632, 1712, 1661 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Wiseman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wiseman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiseman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Simon Wyssman, knighted in 1513 by King Henry 8th as a result of Sir John's bravery in action at the Battle of Spurs in the Hundred Years War; Sir Thomas Wiseman...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wiseman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wiseman In Ireland


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Wiseman In Ireland



Some of the Wiseman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Wiseman were among those contributors:

Wiseman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Wiseman, who landed in Maryland in 1633
  • Henry and Catherine Wiseman, who settled in Maryland in 1634
  • Katherin Wiseman, aged 19, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • John Wiseman, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Thomas Wiseman, who landed in Maryland in 1652-1659
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wiseman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Wiseman, who settled in Maryland in 1719
  • Hugh Wiseman, who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina, along with Margaret, Mary and Robert, in 1767
  • Philipina Wiseman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1797
  • Wirnart Wiseman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1797
  • Devenport Wiseman, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798

Wiseman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Wiseman, aged 47, landed in Vermont in 1812
  • Timothy Wiseman, aged 38, arrived in Delaware in 1812
  • Maria Wiseman, who landed in New York, NY in 1840
  • Samuel M Wiseman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840
  • Maier Wiseman, who arrived in New York in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wiseman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Wiseman, who settled in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, in 1774 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mr. John Lockhart Wiseman U.E. who settled in Shefford Township, Eastern Townships [La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality], Quebec c. 1784 he was an associate of Capt. John Savage [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Peter Wiseman, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1797 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Wiseman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Wiseman, a harness-maker, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Wiseman, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • William Wiseman, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • Harriet Wiseman, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • Harriet Wiseman, aged 18, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiseman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiseman (post 1700)



  • Lt. Commander Gregory Reid Wiseman (b. 1975), American Navy test pilot and NASA astronaut candidate
  • J. Frank Wiseman, American Democrat politician, City manager of Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1951
  • Fred E. Wiseman, American politician, Postmaster at Charleston, West Virginia, 1957-60 (acting, 1957-58)
  • Emmett O. Wiseman (1903-1989), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Fayette County, 1935-36; Member of West Virginia State Senate, 1937-40
  • Earl Wiseman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936
  • Dorothy M. Wiseman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • Coran A. Wiseman, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Fayette County, 1950
  • Arthur F. McL. Wiseman, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate, 1948, 1962
  • A. D. Wiseman, American politician, Mayor of Adel, Georgia, 1908-09
  • John Wiseman, American politician, Mayor of Marshall, Michigan, 1889-90
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Wiseman Historic Events


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Wiseman Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Phillippe Wiseman (d. 1912), aged 54, English Third Class passenger from London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Wiseman


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Suggested Readings for the name Wiseman



  • The Wiseman Family and Allied Lines by Eugene M. Wiseman.

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Wiseman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Wiseman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiseman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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